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A Different Way To Play Hooky

October 22, 1995

Your photograph of that young lad fishing in Echo Park Lake ("Catch of the Day," by Jeremy Bogaisky, Palm Latitudes, Sept. 17) brought back some wonderful memories. That young fisherman could be me or any of my grade school buddies some 70-years ago--except that in those days, fishing in that lake was strictly forbidden.

Whenever we could scrape a few pennies together for a fish hook and a length of string, we'd head for the lake after school to try our luck at catching a minnow or a goldfish, all the while keeping an eye out for the park warden.

As I remember, we got caught (and punished) more often than the fish did.

Art Rouse

Malibu

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